SAEM Research Learning Series: Writing a Winning Abstract for a Scientific Meeting

Feb 20, 19
SAEM Research Learning Series: Writing a Winning Abstract for a Scientific Meeting

SAEM research learning series

In this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Daren M. Beam, MD MS (Indiana University) talk about his research career. Listen to this episode which is chock full of practical pearls to help you get ahead with submitting a winning abstract for a scientific meeting or conference. As a bonus, you will also hear behind-the-scenes stories about how the PE Rule-out Criteria (PERC) rule came to be while he was a research coordinator before medical school. Did you know that it was originally nicknamed the “PE Pink Sheet”?

Podcast: How to turn your interest into research

Listen to the other SAEM RLS podcasts on the ALiEM Soundcloud account.

Take home points

  1. Follow the submission guidelines, specific to the target conference.
  2. Do not justify your hypothesis with a long-winded introduction.
  3. The majority of your abstract should focus on the Methods and Results sections.
  4. Do not overstate your conclusion.
  5. Remember the statistics.

Additional reading

  1. Varpio L, Amiel J, Richards BF. Writing competitive research conference abstracts: AMEE Guide no. 108. Med Teach. 2016 Sep;38(9):863-71. PMID: 27597323
  2. Scientific Abstract Scoring System. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 2018.

 

Author information

Mary Haas, MD

Mary Haas, MD

Clinical Instructor and Education Fellow
Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan/Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital

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